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Franz Schubert

How Schubert’s masterpiece, the ‘Great,’ was almost lost to ti...

Robert Schumann, who helped to discover Schubert's Symphony No. 9 (Great), surely is right in wondering how long the work “might have lain buried in dust and darkness” if it weren’t for his effor...
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Schubert, facing down the giant, with his ‘Unfinished’ Symphony

We don’t know why Schubert never finished his B Minor symphony. This has been one of music’s great unanswered questions for more than a hundred years, and, despite some intelligent speculation, we...
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The ‘Trout’ Quintet: Schubert at his most natura...

The Trout Quintet, which the Chicago Symphony Orchestra wi...
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Riccardo Muti on the glory of Schubert

“When you hear the music of Schubert, you go home enri...
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Franz Schubert, reaching for the stars

Of all the great and much-loved composers, Schubert is perh...
Schubertiade

A season-long Schubertiade at Symphony Center

Never before has the Chicago Symphony Orchestra focused so m...
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Composers and the curse of the ninth symphony

Mahler's Ninth is permeated by reflections on death. But as ...
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Schubert’s intimate journeys in song

With their beguiling melodies and deep psychological insight...
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Schubert’s Mass in A-Flat Major, a ‘door to anot...

Schubert's Mass in A-Flat Major, which the CSO will perform F...